North America Riot Control Equipment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The North America Riot Control Equipment Market is Segmented by Product Type (Personnel Protection Equipment and Crowd Dispersal Equipment), End User (Law Enforcement, and Military,and Special Forces), and Geography (United States and Canada). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for the Above-mentioned Segments in Value (USD billion).

North America Riot Control Equipment Market Size

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North America Riot Control Equipment Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2020 - 2022
CAGR > 4.30 %

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North America Riot Control Equipment Market Analysis

The North American riot control equipment market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period

  • Although the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the economy of the region, resulting in a GDP decline of more than 3%, the sales of riot control equipment in the region did not decline during and after 2020. In fact, the region witnessed several protests against the imposition of coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns, which led to law enforcement agencies using riot-control equipment to manage the crowds effectively.
  • Additionally, the social unrest in the United States following the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests that turned violent caused massive property damage on some occasions, leading authorities to restock their riot control equipment to prevent loss of life and property in the future, thereby driving the market growth. Even in 2021, riots and protests erupted in several US cities following the killing of a 13-year-old boy, Adam Toledo. This situation led to the restocking of riot control equipment by authorities to manage such situations effectively.
  • The growth of the market may further be driven by the development of advanced less-lethal weapons, such as dropping low-velocity ammunition, pepper sprays, and other less-lethal weapons during the forecast period.
  • However, the growth of the riot control equipment market may be hampered due to policy changes by the governments and regulatory bodies resulting in a ban on the use of several types of less-lethal offensive equipment during the forecast period. This policy change may have an adverse effect on the growth of the market in the region.

North America Riot Control Equipment Market Trends

Law Enforcement Agencies are the Biggest Consumers of Riot Control Equipment

  • The law enforcement segment is currently the fastest-growing sector in the riot control equipment market, and this trend is projected to continue throughout the forecast period. The increase in domestic tensions and protests in various cities throughout the United States, as well as occasional riots and civil unrest in Canada, has led to a greater need for police forces to acquire and utilize non-lethal weapons.
  • The rise in demand for riot control equipment can be attributed to a number of protests that have taken place in the region, such as the February 2022 protests against vaccine mandates in Canada and the April 2021 protests in Montreal opposing pandemic restrictions. To deal with these types of events, law enforcement agencies have turned to less-lethal extended-range impact weapons and tear gas, which is expected to fuel the purchase of riot control equipment.
  • According to a report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the use of less-lethal extended-range impact weapons has increased across Canada. As protests and riots persist, it is probable that the law enforcement segment will continue to require and use such equipment, leading to higher demand in the coming years.
North America Riot Control Equipment Market: CAR (%), by End-user, 2023-2028

The United States is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

  • The United States is one of the most prolific users of riot control equipment due to frequent and large-scale riots in the country. In March 2021, a series of mass shootings took place at three spas in two major cities in the United States - Atlanta, and Georgia in which eight people were killed. Several anti-Asian violence rallies occurred across the United States in 2021 in response to the rise of racism against Asian Americans. Following this, the capitol riots in January 2021 also led to a large-scale deployment of law enforcement and military personnel, who also used riot control equipment to control the crowd.
  • Several police officers faced equipment shortages while handling the crowd. Such factors are expected to result in higher procurement of the equipment in the coming future. Consequently, federal agencies have bolstered their stocks of crowd-control gear, including tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets. The country is also conducting several R&D projects to develop superior less-lethal weapons and other riot control equipment.
  • For instance, the Pentagon's Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO), formerly the Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate, along with a host of private arms companies, spent decades testing everything from long-range wireless taser bullets to sonic guns that can disable car engines from 150 feet away. The R&D of several less-lethal weapon technologies, such as the laser-induced plasma effect blaster, carbon nanotube thermophones, pre-emplaced electric vehicle stopper, and variable kinetic system, are underway.
  • According to the research solicitation published by the US Navy, the Pentagon is examining multiple non-lethal weapons for tasks such as disabling people or vehicles. Such demands are expected to drive the growth of the market in the country during the forecast period.
North America Riot Control Equipment Market: CAGR (%), By Country, 2023-2028

North America Riot Control Equipment Industry Overview

The North American market for riot control equipment is currently dominated by several key players, including Combined Systems Inc., TASER Self-Defense (Axon Enterprise Inc.), Safariland LLC, AARDVARK, and Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. These companies are actively seeking to expand their distribution networks through strategic collaborations and partnerships.

For instance, in February 2021, Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. signed a distribution agreement with Valentis, a provider of security logistics and risk management solutions. This agreement allowed Valentis to integrate Lamperd Less Lethal products into its logistics and support network service, creating new opportunities for growth for both companies.

North America Riot Control Equipment Market Leaders

  1. Combined Systems Inc.

  2. Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc.

  3. AARDVARK

  4. Safariland LLC

  5. TASER Self-Defense (Axon Enterprise, Inc.)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

North America Riot Control Equipment Market Concentration
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North America Riot Control Equipment Market News

  • July 2022: Axon partnered with Fusus, with a vision to collectively provide holistic, mission-critical intelligence for the safety of officers, and the community. The two companies will improve operational processes for police agencies, simultaneously meeting the needs of the community.
  • January 2021: Axon announced that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) renewed its 5-year contract with Axon and purchased 355 Axon Body 3 cameras and 5,260 TASER 7 energy weapons. With the purchase, LAPD has 7,355 Axon body cameras and 7,530 TASER 7 energy weapons, making it the largest energy weapon deployment in the United States.

North America Riot Control Equipment Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD billion)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Personnel Protection Equipment

      2. 5.1.2 Crowd Dispersal Equipment

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Military and Special Forces

    3. 5.3 Country

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Armor Express

      2. 6.1.2 AARDVARK

      3. 6.1.3 Aspetto Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Combined Systems Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 TASER Self-Defense (Axon Enterprise Inc.)

      6. 6.1.6 Safariland LLC

      7. 6.1.7 Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 NonLethal Technologies Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Byrna Technologies Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 PACEM Defense LLC

      11. 6.1.11 EDI-USA

      12. 6.1.12 Paulson Manufacturing

      13. 6.1.13 Rheinmetall AG

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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North America Riot Control Equipment Industry Segmentation

Riot control equipment refers to any equipment used by police, military, or other security forces for riot control. The personnel protection equipment includes body armor, vehicles, riot shields, gas masks, etc., while the crowd dispersal equipment includes rubber bullets, wax bullets, plastic bullets, bean bag rounds, batons, tasers, and sponge grenades.

The North American riot control equipment market is segmented by product type, end user, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into personnel protection equipment and crowd dispersal equipment. By end user, the market is segmented into law enforcement and military and special forces. By geography, the market is segmented into the United States and Canada. 

The report also offers the market size and forecast for the riot control equipment market in major countries in the region.

Product Type
Personnel Protection Equipment
Crowd Dispersal Equipment
End User
Law Enforcement
Military and Special Forces
Country
United States
Canada
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North America Riot Control Equipment Market Research FAQs

The North America Riot Control Equipment Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4.30% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Combined Systems Inc., Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. , AARDVARK, Safariland LLC and TASER Self-Defense (Axon Enterprise, Inc.) are the major companies operating in the North America Riot Control Equipment Market.

The report covers the North America Riot Control Equipment Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the North America Riot Control Equipment Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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